Category Archives: Incidents

Traffic Accident – Anderson Hwy @ US 29 North

On July 30, Whitefield firefighters responded to a single car traffic accident on the Anderson Highway ramp to US 29 North. Upon arrival, two patients were observed to have been ejected from the vehicle. A Life Flight medical helicopter was summoned to the scene by EMS. Firefighters blocked US 29 North to provide a landing zone for the helicopter, and assisted EMS with patient care.

Responding units: Rescue 22, Engine 22, Brush 22

   
   

Structure Fire Assist – Oakridge Ct

On March 5, Whitefield, Centerville and Anderson City firefighters assisted Hopewell Fire Department with a residential structure fire on Oakridge Ct. Firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze while several engines and tankers shuttled water from a fire hydrant several thousand feet away.

Responding units: Engine 20, Truck 20, Rescue 20, Engine 9, Tanker 9, Salvage 9, Grass 9, Tanker 22, Engine 22, Brush 22, Anderson City Engine 2 and Battalion 1.

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Structure Fire – Allie Campbell Rd

On February 17, Whitefield firefighters were dispatched to a building fire on Allie Campbell Rd. Firefighters encountered icy road conditions enroute to the scene, but were able to stop the fire short of an adjacent residence. A small engine repair shop and several storage buildings were destroyed in the fire. Whitefield firefighters were assisted by Cheddar, Hopewell and West Pelzer Fire Departments.

Responding units: Engine 22, Engine 22-1, Tanker 22, Brush 22, Engine 12, Engine 12-1, Grass 12, Engine 20, Rescue 20, Grass 20, Engine 6 and Tanker 6.

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Structure Fire – Shelia Dr

On January 17, Whitefield and Piercetown firefighters were dispatched to a residential structure fire on Shelia Dr. Firefighters conducted an interior attack and brought the blaze under control within several minutes. The fire was contained to the garage. West Pelzer FD assisted with manpower and handled a separate grass fire nearby. No injuries were reported.

Responding units: Engine 22, Engine 22-1, Tanker 22, Rescue 22, Engine 13, Tanker 13 and Rescue 6.

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Structure Fire Assist – Wateree Ln

On January 11, Whitefield firefighters assisted West Pelzer FD with a residential structure fire on Wateree Ln. Tankers supplied water from a nearby hydrant. The home was vacant and no injuries were reported. Williamston EMS stood by on scene while West Pelzer, Whitefield and Piercetown firefighters extinguished the fire.

Responding units: Engine 6, Engine 6-1, Rescue 6, Engine 22, Tanker 22 and Tanker 13.

Structure Fire – Dana Dr

On January 10, Whitefield and Broadway firefighters responded to a mobile home fire on Dana Dr, across US 29 N from the Whitefield Fire Department. The occupants made it out of the home safely, and no injuries were reported. Williamston EMS stood by on scene while firefighters completed an interior attack on the fire.

Responding units: Engine 22, Rescue 22, Engine 8, Engine 8-1

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Structure Fire Assist – US 29 N near Cox Rd

On January 5, Whitefield firefighters assisted Broadway FD with a residential structure fire along US 29 N near Cox Rd. Upon arrival, flames were observed to have extended into the attic and through the roof. No occupants were home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. Williamston EMS stood by while firefighters extinguished the fire.

Responding units: Engine 8-1, Tanker 8, Engine 22, Engine 22-1 and Rescue 22